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5 Things to Consider When Managing Money in a Relationship
Combining finances with your partner is a game changer. By pooling your resources and sharing expenses, you can end up with stronger growth potential and a larger safety net.   You can also end up divorced and broke.  While combining finances... Full Story The post 5 Things to Consider When Managing Money in a Relationship appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Love and Money: How to Budget as a Couple When You Have Different Approaches to Finances
I love you but…you spend like a 12-year-old with a credit card.  I love you but…I hate living like we’re broke college students.  Sound familiar? Budgeting is hard enough when you have only yourself to answer to, but toss another... Full Story The post Love and Money: How to Budget as a Couple When You Have Different Approaches to Finances appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Talk Money in a Relationship: Dos and Doníts
My good friend Dave once went on a date with a woman who straight-up asked him which tax bracket he fell into. Taken aback by the woman’s lack of tact and transparent criteria for a partner, Dave swiftly changed the... Full Story The post How to Talk Money in a Relationship: Dos and Don’ts appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Valentineís Day: Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate
Not everyone is a big fan of Valentine’s Day. My husband and I, for instance, see it as an excuse to sell greeting cards and boxes of chocolate. When February 14th rolls around, you won’t catch us at a fancy... Full Story The post Valentine’s Day: Budget Friendly Ways to Celebrate appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Spend on Valentineís Day Without Looking Cheap
When you were a youngster, displaying one’s affections on Valentine’s Day meant perforated paper cards bought in bulk and handfuls of sugary conversation hearts. Fast forward to present-day adulthood, and it may be expectations have evolved to include fine dining... Full Story The post How to Spend on Valentine’s Day Without Looking Cheap appeared first on MintLife Blog.

18 Budgeting Tips to Make Money Management Easy
Budgeting is an essential part of a healthy financial life. It allows you to create a spending plan for your money to ensure you always have enough for the things that are truly important to you. Rather than being restrictive,... Full Story The post 18 Budgeting Tips to Make Money Management Easy appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How Do Savings Bonds Work? Know the Facts and Save Securely
Savings bonds are securities issued by the US Treasury Department. When a person purchases a savings bond, they are lending their money to the US government, and in turn, earning interest. Savings bonds are low-risk, low-return investment options that mature... Full Story The post How Do Savings Bonds Work? Know the Facts and Save Securely appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Money Moves to Make During Cold Spells
With much of the country experiencing frighteningly cold temperatures, it doesn’t seem like the time to issue “ways to save during winter” advice. With temperatures well below zero, the last thing anyone should be doing right now is turning off... Full Story The post Money Moves to Make During Cold Spells appeared first on MintLife Blog.

How to Strengthen Your Investment Portfolio in a Volatile Market
2018 was a roller coaster for the stock market. If you’re an investor, you were probably impacted more than once – for better or worse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq Composite, and S&P 500 each hit new all-time... Full Story The post How to Strengthen Your Investment Portfolio in a Volatile Market appeared first on MintLife Blog.

Newbie Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
You’re bound to make a few rookie errors when trying out anything for the first time, whether it’s making homemade greek yogurt, growing heirloom tomatoes, or learning to drive. After all, learning is a process, and trial and error is... Full Story The post Newbie Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared first on MintLife Blog.